diversity drives
innovation

IDEXX is a company with big ideas and ambitions – and we know that achieving our goals doesn’t happen with one line of thinking. Collaboration brings different thoughts and perspectives together to help us imagine all the possibilities and do our most creative and forward-thinking work.

Choosing where you want to work is a big decision. There are a number of factors involved – everything from the pay and benefits, the location, to the people you’d be calling your teammates. What matters most to you? If meaningful work and a sense of purpose are at the top of your list, IDEXX is the place for you.  

Who we are

 
The courage to lead
The courage to lead

"When I grow up I want to become a doctor." That was Lily Lu's career objective at the ripe old age of seven. "I remember telling my mom and how supportive she was, saying girls could grow up to be whatever they wanted since it was now the 1980s."

Lily's mom had grown up in Taiwan during the 1950s when most families didn't send girls to college. "My mom went to bookkeeping school instead and she wanted to make sure I had different opportunities," adds Lily. While medical school wasn't the path Lily ultimately chose, she did graduate with her law degree in 1997, and over almost 20 years in the corporate legal profession, she has steadily assumed positions with increased scope and responsibilities. She joined IDEXX in 2013 as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. The theme of opportunity is one that Lily is still mindful of when it comes to mentoring women who want to grow as leaders. "Just as my mom told me that anything is possible, I want to do the same for others and be a resource."

A powerful sign
A powerful sign
Being hearing impaired can be a lonely and isolating experience at times.” Meg Tupa-Lo, a medical lab tech in our Elmhurst lab, shares these thoughts during a team huddle using sign language – and the cool part of this story is that the rest of her team can follow right along. Click Meg's video to learn how!


A place to call home
A place to call home

"I’ve always prided myself on being somewhat nomadic – traveling the world working in different leadership positions within HR.” This is how Gio Twigge, our Chief Human Resources Officer, recalls his life before coming to Maine. “I never thought of Maine as a place I would develop roots, but after five years here, my husband Scott and I know this is now home." Maine is also the place where Gio and Scott became proud pet owners of their two Maine Coon cats, Hoshi and Minouche. “They rule our world and we wouldn’t have it any other way."

My Hometown
My Hometown

Every other month, we share stories about where some of our colleagues grew up and how that influences who they are today – in a series we call My Hometown. An excerpt of one such story follows:

William Ayisi, a Medical Laboratory Technician in our Manhattan Lab has lived outside Ghana for nearly half his life─ but his homeland still influences his daily routines and lifestyle.

When he was nine-years-old, William’s parents left Ghana to immigrate to the United States so their children could have a better education and more opportunities. William didn’t see his parents for the next 10 year - the time it took to establish residency in New York and complete the paperwork to sponsor the family. William and his four siblings stayed with their grandparents in Ghana until his whole family was able to be together again in their new home in the Bronx.

“Everything came out good,” reflects William. “The sacrifice was worth what we have now.”


Community involvement

 
Good neighbors
Good neighbors

Distance is no object – not to the 20 IDEXXers who took on the Japan Oxfam Trailwalker challenge of hiking 50–100 kilometers up and down Mt. Adatara in Fukushima Prefecture. Some also came from great distances – the IDEXX offices in France, Taiwan and Australia – to share in the experience with their Japan colleagues. Five IDEXX teams of four people each entered the challenge, three teams taking on 50 km and two going for the 100 km. Sustained by a dedicated support crew of ten more IDEXXers, the teams endured the hike up the 5,574' stratovolcano through rain, wind, and fog – and then slipped their way back down ankle-deep in mud. But the rewards were worth every step: they raised over 2 million yen to overcome poverty and injustice!



At the heart of giving back
At the heart of giving back

When R&D Scientist Sarah Millington lost her father to cancer at age 14, she was devastated—and she wasn't sure how to cope.

Sarah's mother realized quickly that they couldn't get through such a painful loss on their own—and got in touch with Portland's Center for Grieving Children. The Center currently serves more than 4,000 grieving children, teens, families, and young adults in Maine annually through peer support, outreach, and education.

Each year, IDEXXers from all over the world volunteer over 11,000 hours as part of our global volunteer program. Every employee has two paid "GiVE" days annually to pursue their community contribution of choice – just like the Center for Grieving Children.

"They helped so much," says Sarah. "A piece of my heart will always be with them."

Great benefits

 
Where wellness is more than words
Where wellness is more than words

Did someone say global planking challenge? It took one article on our company intranet – and a spirited challenge from our CEO – to get nearly 1,000 IDEXXers involved. Who ultimately won didn’t matter though – it’s all about the journey and defining wellness on your own terms. IDEXX focuses on more than the physical aspects of wellness. Our goal is to focus on all aspects – including the emotional, financial and spiritual pieces of your life that come together to define who you are as a person.

Work hard, play hard
Work hard, play hard

We know working isn’t all fun and games, but when it’s time to add a little levity to the day, IDEXX is the place to be. Take our local Halloween events where things tend to get a little competitive… OK, a lot competitive! Our World Campus transforms into whatever a child – or a child at heart - can imagine with IDEXXers and their families invited for the ultimate trick-or-treat extravaganza.

Career development

 
Collaborating across continents
Collaborating across continents

There’s a Japanese term called "nemawashi."  It means "gradually cutting around the roots to prepare a tree for transplant." The term has taken on a new meaning in today’s world; referring to the process of laying a good foundation for an upcoming major change. Nemawashi would be an apt term to describe the changes experienced by the IDEXX Japan team where, over the course of 18 months, they have moved from one crowded facility - not meeting the needs of the business or our people - to two new amazing buildings.

A global team came together to make this move happen and IDEXX makes sure all accomplishments like this are recognized, rewarded and celebrated.  


IDEXXers on the move
IDEXXers on the move

The pace at IDEXX can be fast – but we still take time to recognize our colleagues who are taking on new and exciting challenges – both in and outside of the organization.

Take Amy Robinson (on the right), an Accounting Specialist at IDEXX, who spends a lot of time out of the office volunteering as a puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that breeds and trains assistance dogs and provides them – free of charge – to people with disabilities.

“This experience had been an important part of my growth and development at IDEXX – teaching me things about myself that I’ve applied to my job.”

At IDEXX, we look at career development as part of a bigger development plan for our people. There are a variety of development opportunities at IDEXX and we actively promote from within to bring the right people to the right position.


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